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5. June 2024 : Yo-Yo Ma to perform with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and in a duo recital with pianist Kathryn Stott

In October, American cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Harpa Concert Hall and he will play a duo concert in Eldborg with British pianist Kathryn Stott.

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14. June 2024 : Season 2024/25

Sales of new subscriptions and Rainbow cards has started. Click here to see subscriptions. 
General ticket sale starts Wednesday June 19. 



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4. June 2024 : Shortlisted for OPUS KLASSIK

Conductor Daníel Bjarnason and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra have been shortlisted for the OPUS KLASSIK awards for the record  A Prayer to the Dynamo which contains works by Jóhann Jóhannsson. The album was released by Deutsche Grammophon last fall.

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15. May 2024 : Barbara Hannigan appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO) announces the appointment of Barbara Hannigan as their Chief Conductor and Artistic Director for an initial period of three seasons commencing in August 2026. Hannigan’s first position as Chief Conductor will see her work with the Icelandic orchestra for a minimum of 6 subscription weeks per season in addition to touring and recording. As their Artistic Director, she will also contribute significantly to the innovative programming of the orchestra. 

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26. April 2024 : Artistic Advisor

The application deadline is by the 16th of May, 2024.

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO) is seeking an Artistic Advisor for a 50% position for one year.

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24. April 2024 : Eva Ollikainen to step down as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Iceland Symphony Orchestra once completing her contract in summer 2026

Eva Ollikainen, who took up the position in 2020, has decided to conclude her term at the end of the 2025/26 season.

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4. March 2024 : Icelandic Works for the Stage nominated for Album of the Year

Iceland Symphony Orchestra's latest release with Chandos, Icelandic Works for the Stage, has been nominated for Album of the Year in Classical Music at the Icelandic Music Awards 2024. 

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16. February 2024 : Tutti Positions of Second Violinist

 The application deadline is April 2nd, 2024.

Auditions will take place on May 30, 2024, at Harpa, Reykjavík.

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9. February 2024 : Position of principal percussion

Application deadline is April 1st 2024.

Audition on May 28th, 2024 at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

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